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Delicious Summer Pasta Salad

Delicious Summer Pasta Salad

You gotta love summer! Grilling and BBQ are just part of the culinary thrill, but in my house, pasta salad is really where it’s at – especially for “Mostly Wonderful!”  When it comes to hot weather lunches, my husband loves a side of pasta salad on his plate. While we live in the vicinity of some […]

Crock Pot Old Fashioned Irish Stew

Crock Pot Old Fashioned Irish Stew

I grew up in a home where we cooked and ate a lot of Italian food. Any meal without homemade sauce and a side of pasta was highly unusual. So when “Mostly Wonderful” brought me home to meet my future in-laws, getting used to their traditional meals was a bit of a culture shock – […]

Halloween Pumpkin Shaped Rice Krispies Treats

Halloween Pumpkin Shaped Rice Krispies Treats

Sometimes you just need something to keep your toddlers active. It doesn’t matter if that’s a sticker book and some construction paper, a tub full of legos or a box of your favorite cereal. Case in point, I had two relatively obnoxious children on my hands tonight right before my husband needed to get some […]

Lasagna Roll Ups – Toddler Fun & Happy Husbands

Lasagna Roll Ups – Toddler Fun & Happy Husbands

Toddlers love fun food and my husband happens to love my Italian cooking. How do I combine the two? By making lasagna, with a twist! Lasagna roll ups are a fun take on traditional Italian flavors with a shape your kids will love. As a blind mom, it’s also a recipe I find very versatile, […]

Halloween: Mummy Pizza Puffs

Halloween: Mummy Pizza Puffs

Halloween is almost here and that means it’s time for some “Spooktacular” treats! My two toddlers love pizza and this momma prefers the homemade kind. I always keep a secret baking stash in my freezer that includes a box of pie crust and some puff pastry sheets. When I cook, I try to incorporate my […]

Easter Turkey Breast – Part II

Easter Turkey Breast – Part II

Easter has come and gone and so has my holiday turkey breast.  It was absolutely delicious!In case you missed it, check out Holiday Turkey Breast – Part I to see how I made a marinade for the turkey the day before I cooked it. After Easter baskets were opened; I got cooking. I removed the turkey breast […]

Easter Turkey Breast – Part I

Easter Turkey Breast – Part I

After I lost my eyesight, the thought of cooking a big holiday meal like a whole turkey scared the crap out of me. I was so afraid that my blindness would limit my ability to prepare a healthy, delicious meal and get it on the table while still hot. Enter my Adult Daily Living (ADL) skills […]

Whole Crock Pot Chicken

Whole Crock Pot Chicken

Have you ever gone to a grocery store and picked up one of those rotisserie chickens? Did you know you could make the same thing at home? As a busy mom, I love my crock pot. I also have a family that loves chicken, so crock pot chicken is a favorite in our family. My solution […]

Great Grandma Benford’s Irish Soda Bread

Great Grandma Benford’s Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda bread is a staple in my house during the month of March. My Grandma Benford made it every year for my family when I was a child. She got the Irish soda bread recipe from her Irish mother-in-law, tweaking it very slightly over the years. If you’ve ever tasted soda bread then you know […]

Holiday Veggie Platter

Holiday Veggie Platter

Are you heading to a holiday party or New Year’s get together? Why not bring a healthy snack that will put on a smile on everyone’s face? A Christmas tree inspired veggie platter is the perfect festive addition to any table! Purchase a Hefty EZ Foil Tin and fill it with your favorite veggies! My kids loved […]

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